Welcome to our New Minister!

June 4, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Restoration,

The Ministerial Search Committee was very excited last week to submit the Reverend McKinley "Kin" Sims to the Board for consideration as our contract minister. The Board met yesterday to discuss Reverend Sims' qualifications and to finalize a salary and benefit package, which I offered to him by telephone last night. He accepted our offer earlier today.

Who is Our New Minister? Reverend Sims is a native of Texas. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to attending seminary, he worked as a teacher of middle school students at a small independent school in New Haven, Connecticut where he served as a mentor to the boys in his charge. After two years of teaching, Reverend Sims began a journey towards ministry "...because it seemed like other people needed me to be a minister; like it was a call not just from God, but from humanity, too." He discovered and "fell in love" with Unitarian Universalism following an internship in an Episcopal church. To read the entire letter from our Moderator...

Who Are We?

We at Restoration, sometimes also called UUCR, are a welcoming, religiously diverse, intentionally multi-cultural faith community, chartered in 1820 in Philadelphia and based im Mount Airy since 1938. Join us for Sunday services each week in our air-conditioned sanctuary at 11 am and for our coffee hour afterwards. Sunday school and child care are available. Summer services are followed by a potluck coffee hour.

Restoration is now accessible to people with disabilities!

Restoration features a ramp to the main sanctuary and a recently completed wheelchair lift to the Social Hall beneath. An accessible restroom has been created on the lower level to make our Fellowship Hall more accessible to our congregants, visitors and renters. CHECK HERE for photos.

Some of us after coffee hour on a sunny Sunday. CLICK HERE for an enlargement.

We welcome people from any religious background who seek personal and spiritual growth in an extended family atmosphere.

Our denomination has no creed or doctrinal tests. All who are in sympathy with our beliefs and are willing to join us in supporting the goals of this church and the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association are welcomed into membership.

The Greater Philly UU Cluster (GPC) represents 14 nearby UU congregations and is actively connecting these congregations to share our message, grow our faith and strengthen congregations. Check out our Annual Reports to learn more about what we've been doing. As we look ahead, GPC will play a larger role for our congregations as the UUA regionalization moves forward.

Check out our GPC google calendar to attend events at the other cluster congregations.

For more information...

Restoration is a Social Justice Loving Congregation!

Social justice is a long tradition at Restoration. Going back to the 1960s when the congregation worked with other community groups to fight "redlining" in Mt. Airy until today, as we work actively in the Black Lives Matter movement, Restoration has a strong, spiritual commitment to love and justice. Restoration recently voted to become a member of POWER Philadelphia and we have long participated in the work of UUPLAN.

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